FALL SEMESTER: Monday, September 11 - Friday, November 17
Hello Everybody... it's time to make Music Together®!
New this fall, we will sing the songs and rhythm chants of the DRUMS Collection. We will creep slowly like snails and run quickly like mice, while singing "The Snail and the Mouse." We'll make bunny ears and hop while singing "John the Rabbit." We will clap, tap, walk, sneak and jump to "Clap Your Hands." We'll be cobblers, tapping our rhythm sticks to mend shoes, and then we'll be clocks, tapping our sticks to make ticks and tocks. We will shake eggs and maracas to a Jamaican tune called "Biddy Biddy and we'll chug around the room with the choo-choos and clickety-clacks of "This Train."
Each song will be accompanied by a small or large motor movement or a percussion instrument. We will sing with high and low voices, tap, clap, jump and stomp to learn rhythm, and explore and make music with drums, bells, sticks, triangles, tambourines, maracas, egg shakers and more. Although the children will believe that Music Together is only play, they will be learning Basic Music Competence: to sing in tune and to find and keep and accurate rhythm.
As always, we will begin each class with the "Hello" and end with the "Goodbye" song. The children will learn that these songs signal the beginning and ending of class. We believe that it's important to greet and acknowledge the children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and caregivers who will participate in class, and the children just love to hear their name sung in class. The class will continue for 45-minutes of live music making! Let's make Music Together!